Let’s Go, Blue Jays! Let’s Go!

Brunch 2012: The Peartree

Sometimes living in the big city makes me forget and take for granted all of the awesome things you can do, see and enjoy in Toronto.  Tdot is home to more than a handful of major sports teams including the Maple Leafs, The Toronto FC, the Toronto Rock and the beloved Blue Jays.

Where were you in ’92?

I remember being home with my family jumping up and down on the pull-out couch, watching Joe Carter and Pat Borders doing a flying leap into each other after catching the game ending out.

photo from sportsnet.ca

Nothing says ‘I love you’ like men in tight baseball uniforms jumping for joy. Ever since then, the Blue Jays have always held a soft spot in my heart. And really, there’s nothing like spending a sunny Sunday afternoon at the dome with the Blue Jays and your best pals.

Linds, Monnie and I decided to brunch before baseball and since our favourite, the HOP, wasn’t open early enough we decided to head over to the Peartree in Cabbagetown. While it was our second choice, it rates better than second place. The Peartree is a great place to pop in for a quick brunch that’ll hit the spot.  It’s very cosy inside, bigger than you expect with exposed brick adding a lot of character to the restaurant.

They start you off with a complimentary basket of exceptional Blueberry Coffee Cake and take your drink order. I’m not gonna lie, I was definitely in need of a gallon of coffee after the dancing and 2 AM hot dogs from the night before.

We were all more than surprised at how quickly it came out and how tasty everything was! Their meals, as advertised on their website, are prepared from scratch and it shows. Monnie had the eggs florentine and she particularly liked how fresh everything tasted:

Lindsay and I both got the TTC breakfast which has almost everything you ever wanted on your plate in the morning: toast, fresh fruit, roasted tomato, homefries, eggs any style, bacon AND sausage. (Note: if you do want it all there’s the Breakfast Platter which has all of the above plus peameal bacon and hot cakes).

Linds loved the roasted tomato on the side, while I was particularly fond of their homefries with caramelized onions.

It was soon time to make our way to the ball game and meet up with KT, Mel and Coco*a. We had great seats at the first baseline which put us front row for a lot of the action.

And to make the day even better – BLUE JAYS WIN shutting out the Indians 3-0!  Here’s me trying to recreate my 92 and 93 world series win face:

Take me out to the ball game any day, I say!  Who wouldn’t want to spend a fun afternoon cheering on your favourite team with your best pals and some overpriced beer 😉

Happy Brunching y’all.

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